by Serizawa Keisuke
1969. Serizawa Keisuke 芹沢銈介. Serizawa Keisuke Tebikaejō 芹沢銈介手控帖. Showa 44 . Tokyo. Kyūryūdō 求龍堂, publisher. 28 x 26.5cm album with paper-covered boards is housed in a fabric-covered clamshell box 30.1 x 25.8cm with title stamped on box spine. Stored in a cardboard box 32 x 30.5cm with printed title label. This copy is number 3 of only 5 author copies from a total edition of 75. One hand-painted work on front endpaper. Approx 157 four-color process reproductions of his artist notebooks, including 2 prints on front endpapers, one of which is a hand-colored original. Most are color, with 1 to 3 per page ranging from 5 x 5cm to 20.5 x 16.5cm and printed on deluxe paper. Afterword by the editor Sugimoto Kenkichi 杉本健吉 (1905 - 2000). Serizawa Keisuke 芹沢銈介 (1895 - 1984) was a master stencil-printing and mingei artist, named a Living National Treasure by the Japanese government in 1956. Post WWII, mimeography and other experimental techniques became popular as a means of artistic expression among Japanese Sōsaku Hanga (Creative Print Movement) artists. Slight foxing on some pages, otherwise good condition.
(Inventory #: 90568)